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Tube stations to avoid crowding hotspots revealed

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Transport for London (TfL) have issued a list of 20 of London’s busiest Tube station to help commuters avoid overcrowding hotspots in the capital.

Commuters have been warned they will be expected “to queue to enter” at some stations in an attempt to allow the two-metre social distancing rule, “wherever possible.”

TfL are asking people who enter London at mainline stations to walk or cycle, if possible, rather than changing onto busses or Tubes.

Cycling is a fast way to get around the city and avoid public transport on your commute into work and Essential Living has compiled a list of the most popular Tube routes you can cycle.

TfL said that the Tube network is at it’s busiest between 5:45am to 8:15am and then 4pm to 5:30pm, “It will help keep everyone safe if you can travel outside these times.”

Operations have increased from Monday with 75% of Tube services, 85% of bus services and 80% of London Overground, including Docklands Light Railway services.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “Even when services are running at the highest possible frequency, the need to maintain safe social distancing will dramatically reduce capacity on the Tube to just 13-15%.

“We are making it safer for people who have no alternative but to use public transport by reopening stations, installing hand sanitiser points, introducing one-way systems and reminding people of the need to stay two metres apart.

“We are also making sure Londoners know which stations to avoid at what times.”

Khan added that people should only use public transport “as a last resort.”

The full list of London’s busiest stations: Barking, Brixton, Canada Water, Canary Wharf, Canning Town, Clapham Junction, East Croydon, East Ham, Lewisham, Leyton, Liverpool Street (Tube), London Bridge (Tube), North Acton, Seven Sisters, Stratford, Walthamstow Central, West Croydon, West Ham, Wood Green and Woolwich Arsenal.




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